South Cobb High Leads County in Number of Prestigious Gates Scholars

The Gates Milennium Scholarship, which offers full tuition, room and board, is only awarded to 1,000 students nationwide. Three of those students attend South Cobb High.

Three of the seven Cobb County high school seniors to be awarded 2012 Gates Milennium scholarships are from South Cobb High School.

South Cobb High seniors Chinonso Ogojiaku, Amber Hubert and Uduak Obot were named Gates Scholars. Gates Finalists were Kia Jones and Derek Koger.

The Gates Scholarship is one of the most competitive in the nation, and offers recipients full tuition, room and board to any college or university for only 1,000 students in the entire nation. The students can choose to earn up to a doctorate degree, free of charge.

Principal Ashley Hosey was excited when he received the news and congratulated the three students on their character, commitment to excellence, and high academic performance, said South Cobb High Assistant Principal Michael Johnson in a statement.

"For the third year in a row, South Cobb High School in Cobb County again exceeded expectations, showing prowess as the only high school in Cobb County to have the most Gates Millennium Scholarship winners!" Johnson wrote.


Vorant1 May 02, 2012 at 02:45 PM
I simply point out that we have an "incomplete story" here and I have a problem with "targeted" programs of any sort based on race for any reason. To quote Dr King; I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Furthermore there are many children in that school who need help in securing scholarships but the counseling department appears to have "other" priorities.
Geneva Vanderhorst May 02, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Congratulations to the students that were rewarded with the Gates Milennium Scholarship!
gates millenium scholar May 07, 2012 at 01:23 AM
i am happy to know there are still people out there who would rather join the parade than to rain on it.i have worked hard and am blessed...and correct vorant, whites need not apply because it is a "targetted scholarship", however, this scholarship is not the only thing in the world that may seem targetted.
gates millenium scholar May 07, 2012 at 01:24 AM
thank you. i greatly appreciate your positivity
A Phi A January 10, 2013 at 04:04 AM
Congrats to the scholars, well deserved. You should be proud.


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